|Publication number||US1742649 A|
|Publication date||Jan 7, 1930|
|Filing date||Apr 30, 1928|
|Priority date||Apr 30, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1742649 A, US 1742649A, US-A-1742649, US1742649 A, US1742649A|
|Inventors||Linwood Eastman Algernon|
|Original Assignee||Linwood Eastman Algernon|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
'JanQ7, 1930. EASTMAN 1,742,649
IDENTIFICATION nEvIE Filed April 50, 1928 Attorney Patented Jan. 7, 1939 mane PATENT OFFICE ALGERNON LINWOOD EASTMAN, F BEMI S, MAINE IDENTIFICATION DEVICE Application filed April 30,
The present invention relates to improvements in identification tags, and has referencemore particularly to amethodof 'band-' ing fish for identification and conservation.
One of the important objects of the pres-- ent invention is to provide an identification tag that is of such construction as to be capable of being secured on the cordal fin or tail of a fish that is caught, the fish being placed back into the water after the identification tag has been attached whereby a record may be kept to enable a person to ascertain from time to time such information as the increase in the weight of the fish, the place where the fish was previously caught, and so forth.
A further object is to provide an identification tag that can be readily and easily attached on the tail or cordal fin of the fish against accidental displacement therefrom.
A still further object of the invention is to provide an identification tag which is simple in construction, inexpensive, strong and durable, and further well adapted to the purpose for which it is designed.
Other objects of the invention will become apparent as the description of the invention proceeds and when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing.
In the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this application and in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the identification tag embodying'my invention, showing the manner in which it is attached to the cordal fin or tail of afish.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the identification tag, showing the same in its open position.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of the blank from which the identification tag is construct.- ed, and
Figure 4 is a transverse section taken ap- 4 proximately on the line 44: of Figure 3.
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown the preferred embodiment of my invention, the numeral 1 designates generally the identification tag embodying my invention, the same being 1928. Serial No. 273,932.
constructed'from a rectangular piece ofmeta1 This blank2 is formed at one pair of diagonally opposed corners with the bends able laterally projecting tongues 3 and 4 respectively that extend outwardly from the side edges of. the blank, the ends vof'these tongues being sharpened for a purpose to be hereinafterimore. fully described.
An ear. 5 extends outwardly from one end of the blank adj acentthe tongue, 3.
A similar ear 6'extends outwardlly from the opposite end of the blank adjacent the tongue .4 as clearly shown in Figure '3 and these ears are bentinwardly for disposition against the inner side of the blank as shown very clearlyin Figure 2. The purpose of 7 these ears will. be also presently vdescribed. The side :edges of the blanks 2 are sharpened or; rather bevelled as shown at 7."v
The blank 2 is bent along its transverse center so. that the identification tag will be of substantially inverted v-shaped formation when, positioned over theupper edge ofthe cordal fin or tail A of a fish that has been caught, and thesharpenedtongues 3 and 4 are disposed inwardly through the fin or. tail,.the tongues being disposed in oppositedirections and after the sharpened ends of. the tongues have been projected through the respective sides oflthe fins,thefree end portions of the tongues. are bent back, upon the'adjacentsides of" the tag, as indicated very clearly" in Figure 1, to positively se-' cure the tag on the fin against casual displacement therefrom, and the inwardly bent s5 ears will space the tags so that'the tag will not close too tightly on the cartilege of the fin. V Furthermore, the bevelled edges 7 will lessen the resistance of, the tag to thepassage through. the water while attached on the fin 0r. tail of the fisht-hrough the water.
The tag may have arranged on its outer face suitable indicating indicia such as the name of the place where the fish is. caught, the Weight of the fish, the date,jetc.
While I have shown the identification tag as ibeingattachedto the tail of the fish, the same may be equally as well attached to the dorsal fins or gills. loo
It will be observed that one end of the blank is formed with an opening 8, whereby a series of tags may be strung on a line or cord and carried by the fisherman prior to attaching the tag to the captured fish.
The simplicity of my improved device, enables the tag to be manufactured at a very low cost and furthermore, the same can be readily and easily attached or removed without the use of any tools.
While I have shoWn the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that various changes inthe size, shape, and arrangement of parts may be resorted to, Without departing from the spiritof the invention or the scope of the appendedclaims. Having thusdescribed my invention, what I claim as new is:
1. In an identification device for captured fish, a sheet metal tag of substantially V- shaped formation, means carried by the tag for securing the same elther on one of the fins or on the tail of the fish, the edges of the V-shaped tag being beveled to lessen the resistance of the tag to the passage through water while attached.
2. In an identification device for captured fish, a sheet metal tag of substantially V- V shaped formation, and means carried by the tag for securing the same either. on one of the fins or on the tail of the fish, said last mentioned means comprising sharpened tongues formed on one pair of diagonally opposed corners and extending outwardly from the opposite side edges of the arms of the V-shaped tag, said tongues adapted to penetratethe fin or tail, the free ends of the tongues being bent inwardly for disposition over the opposite arms of theV-shaped ta w d. In an identification device for captured fish, a sheet metaltag of substantiallyv V shaped formation, and means carried by the tag for securing the same either on one of the fins or the tail of the fish, said last mentioned means comprising sharpened tongues formed on one pair of diagonally opposed corners and extending outwardly from the opposite side edges of the arms of-the V- shaped tag, said tongues adapted to penetrate the fin or tail, the free ends of the tongues being bent inwardly for disposition over the opposite arms of the V-shaped tag, andspacing ears formed on the ends of the arms of the V-shaped tag for disposition adjacent the respective tongues, said ears'being bent against the inner faces of the arms .of the V-shaped tags to limit the inward movement of the arms with respect to the fin.
4. In an identification device for captured fish, a sheet metal tag of substantially V- shaped formation, and means carried by the tag for securing the same either on one of the fins or the tail of the fish, said last mentioned means comprising sharpened tongues .tongues, said ears beingbent against the inner faces of the arms of the V-shaped tag to limit the inward movement of the arms with respect to the fin, the side edges of the tag being beveled to lessen the resistance of the tag to the passage through Water while attached.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
ALGERNON LINWOOD EASTMAN.
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|U.S. Classification||40/300, 40/302|